Global Medtech Manufacturer Expansion Welcomed By Minister

Global Medtech Manufacturer Expansion Welcomed By Minister

Victoria Minister for Jobs Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula

Global Medtech Manufacturer Expands In Melbourne

Victor P Taffa

Victorians will soon have access to ground-breaking technology that will make blood tests less painful and more efficient thanks to a huge expansion of global medical technology company Trajan in Melbourne’s east.

Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula today visited Trajan Scientific and Medical in Ringwood to confirm the expansion of the facility, which will create 40 new jobs and upskill an additional 30 employees.

“We’re proud to be supporting local innovation, and improving patient care every step of the way.” Minister for Jobs Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula said.

 

“Trajan’s choice to further develop its global HQ in Melbourne and expand its local manufacturing capability will strengthen Victoria’s global reputation as a thriving hub for biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.”

Support from the Andrews Government helped to secure the investment by the leading medical instrument manufacturer in Victoria.

“We’re getting on with creating jobs in the medical technology sector, which is great news for local workers and even better news for the health and well-being of all Victorians.” Member for Ringwood Dustin Halse said.

Trajan is a homegrown developer and manufacturer of world-class scientific and medical devices including the hemaPEN, which promises to revolutionise blood testing by using a small pinprick to collect a single drop of blood, making blood tests less traumatic and more convenient.

Trajan currently has operations in Australia, America, Europe and Asia, and customers in more than 100 countries, but the decision to maintain and grow their global HQ in Melbourne is testament to the medical technologies sector in Victoria supporting companies from startup to multinational exporter.

Founded in Melbourne in 2011, Trajan currently employs around 430 people globally. Victoria is home to 42 % of ASX-listed medical technology and pharmaceutical companies with a combined worth of more than AU$104 Billion, which amounts to more than 60 % of the nation’s total.

“We’re pleased to engage the support of the Victorian Government, highlighting growth areas where Trajan is developing new devices and technologies to improve measurements for healthcare, food and environmental analysis.” Trajan Scientific and Medical CEO Stephen Tomisich said.

Victoria has a global reputation as a growing life sciences leader and the Andrews Government is actively backing this sector, which will create jobs and play a huge role in the future economy.